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PETE BANNAN - MEDIANEWS GROUP

Phenixx Love, center, complains she is not able to vote as an independent in primary elections. She was speaking Tuesday to Democratic committee person Danielle Blackwell. On the left is Marie O'Donnell, handing out voter information and on the right is Democratic voter Tom Farrell at the Highland Park fire station in Upper Darby.

In addition to the races at the top of the ticket in Tuesday’s Primary Election, several notable municipal-level nominations were decided around the county, according to unofficial election tallies posted Wednesday.

In Newtown, four Republicans duked it out for two supervisors positions. Leonard B. Altieri III and incumbent Christina Robert Lightcap emerged victorious with 1,294 and 1,113 votes, respectively, besting John A. Battista and with 562 votes and Patricia Wilson, who garnered 538.

Altieri and Lightcap face Democrats Cheryl Grosso and Paul Seligson in November. They earned a respective 639 and 584 votes.

Darby Township had three contested commissioners races. In the first ward, Democrat Marvin Smith prevailed with 123 votes for one position over Racquel M. Holman, with 100 votes, and Todd Brown, with 68.

Republican Michael A. Fitz won out over Joseph Diluzio 204 to 46 in the second ward, and Republican Robert K. Gougler won with 135 votes to Dawn M. Boyle’s 121 in the fifth ward. Republican Michael Gaudiuso also won out over Michael R. McKinney 225 to 107 for a nomination for supervisor in the fifth ward of Upper Chichester.

There was a crowded field and a lot of cross-filing in the Penn Delco School Board race, where voters selected five Republicans and five Democrats to battle in November. The winners on the Democratic side were Anna Truskin, with 646 votes, Daniel D. Burke, with 518 votes, Marino Giancroe, with 471 votes, Thomas Dykes, with 471 votes, and Stephanie Ellis, with 425 votes.

The five Republicans to triumph in that race were Ellis, with 1,390 votes, Kevin Tinsely, with 1,184 votes, Lisa Esler, with 1,131 votes, Bernard Seasock Jr., with 940 votes, and Leon Armour, with 872 votes. Tinlsey, Seasock, Esler and Armour, the board president, are incumbents.

The Upper Darby council-at-large seat saw Democrats Michelle Billups and Brian K. Burke succeed with a respective 2,866 and 2,606 votes over Marah Manners’ 1,589 votes and Sabria Kegler’s 1,472 votes. Billups and Burke face Republicans Terry Tracy and incumbent Patrick Spellman in November; he ran uncontested. Incumbent sixth district Democrat Sheikh Siddique also defeated challenger Quron Banks 530 votes to 289.

The Upper Darby School Board also offered a slew of candidates, many of whom cross-filed. Five Republicans face five Democrats there as well.

Republicans have put up former state Rep. James R. Santora, with 3,858 votes, incumbent Lee Ann Jordan, with 2,876 votes, Margaret Maggie Fullmer, with 2,864 votes, Suzanne Brides, with 2,839 votes, and Jason Speck, with 2,213 votes.

Democrats picked incumbent Gina H. Curry, with 4,103 votes, Damien Christopher Warsavage, with 3,177 votes, Meredith Hegg, with 2,899 votes, David Neill, with 2,563 votes and incumbent Donald Fields, with 2,554 votes.

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